[Python-Dev] Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2
p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:52:56 CEST 2015
On 28 May 2015 at 15:37, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> I think docker is a pretty crummy answer to Go’s static binaries. What I would
> love is for Python to get:
> * The ability to import .so modules via zipzimport (ideally without a temporary
> directory, but that might require newer APIs from libc and such).
> * The ability to create a “static” Python that links everything it needs into
> the binary to do a zipimport of everything else (including the stdlib).
> * The ability to execute a zipfile that has been concat onto the end of the
> Python binary.
> I think that if we get all of that, we could easily create a single file executable
> with real, native support from Python by simply compiling Python in that static
> mode and then appending a zip file containing the standard library and any other
> distributions we need to the end of it.
> We’d probably want some more quality of life improvements around accessing resources
> from within that zip file as well, but that can be done as a library easier than
> the above three things can.
+1. The new embeddable Python distribution for Windows is a great step
forward for this. It's not single-file, but it's easy to produce a
single-directory self-contained application with it. I don't know if
there's anything equivalent for Linux/OSX - maybe it's something we
should look at for them as well (although the whole "static binaries"
concept seems to be fairly frowned on in the Unix world, from what
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